Child Abuse: The Importance of the Pharmacy Staff’s Role in Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

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In 2018, nearly 1,770 children died of abuse and neglect in the United States alone. Nearly 700,000 cases of child abuse and neglect are reported annually. During COVID-19 pandemic, stress factors, isolation, and financial struggles have led to new and ongoing cases of child abuse. Attend this webinar to learn about the impact of child abuse, causes of child abuse, and how to properly report suspected abuse cases. Participants are guaranteed to leave the webinar with a better understanding of the critical role pharmacist and pharmacy technicians can play in preventing and reporting suspected cases.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Define types of child abuse (i.e., sexual, physical, emotional, and neglect).
  • Identify the various signs and symptoms of child abuse and determine which type of abuse could be occurring.
  • Identify the vital role pharmacists can play in identifying and stopping child abuse.
  • Review effective ways pharmacists can report suspected child abuse.

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  • Define types of child abuse (i.e., sexual, physical, emotional, and neglect).
  • Identify the various signs and symptoms of child abuse and determine which type of abuse could be occurring.
  • Identify the vital role that pharmacy staff can play in identifying and stopping child abuse.
  • Describe ways that pharmacy technicians and staff can report suspected child abuse.

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians 
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information

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The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following education course is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEU). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-114-H04-P/T. 

To obtain credit for completing Child Abuse: The Importance of the Pharmacy Staff’s Role in Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, participants will need to watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: January 27, 2021
Expiration date: January 27, 2024 - No credit can be earned after this date

Development

Child Abuse: The Importance of the Pharmacy Staff’s Role in Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse is an activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association

Disclosures

Sherryll Kraizer, PhD and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association. 

Fee*

There is no fee associated with this activity for APhA members. In 30 days after initial release, nonmembers may purchase this e-learning activity at a cost of $129.*

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-114-H04-P 0.1 CEUs January 27, 2021 - January 27, 2024
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-114-H04-T 0.1 CEUs January 27, 2021 - January 27, 2024